Color Out of Space

2020 • 110 minutes
4.4
12 reviews
86%
Tomatometer
18
Rating
Eligible
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A cosmic nightmare from the minds of H.P. Lovecraft and cult director, Richard Stanley, COLOR OUT OF SPACE follows Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage), Theresa Gardner(Joely Richardson) and their three children, (Madeleine Arthur, Brenden Meyer and Julian Hilliard), whose recent retreat to rural life quickly crumbles when a meteorite crashes into their front yard. The mysterious aerolite seems to melt into the earth, infecting both the land and the properties of space-time. Mutant forms of technicolor flora start sprouting, while local animals begin to display bizarre deformities. Soon, the Gardners realize that they too are susceptible to the extraterrestrial pathogen, and must escape the contagious cloud that has consumed their farm. With the help of a friendly hydrologist (Elliot Knight) and eccentric neighbor (Tommy Chong), the family attempts to battle a nebulous entity that they can barely begin to understand. What chance can a few humans have against a force capable of traversing the gulf between worlds, a nightmarish being that exists beyond the limits of the human spectrum?
Rating
18
4.4
12 reviews
Cathy Waters
May 23, 2020
Being some who studied media and film in college I don't take to writing review lightly. I have been a fan of Lovecraft and Love craftian inspired cosmic ( or sci-fi) horror for years, ever since I was old enough to be allowed to watch horror films by my parents. After watching and thoroughly enjoying The Void, I was hoping that this wouldn't just be a rip-off of that. And it definitely wasn't. I would never have though to put Nicholas Cage in one of these type of films but it works as his acting demeanor of perfect for portraying the father's descent into madness as everything falls apart around him and he realizes he can do nothing about it. It has been a long time since a film has left me feeling sick and scared and mind boggled. This film did all three. Can be a bit slow in some places but will twist your mind. Don't expect happy endings and neat little answers with this film though. Also, fab special creature effects.
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Elwyn Roberts
March 6, 2020
Finally, an unmissable, outstanding H.P. Lovecraft adaptation set in the modern day that exhudes the essence of Lovecraft's cosmic "unspeakable horror". Anyone who loves H.P. Lovecraft should see the masterpiece of cinematic horror that Director Richard Stanley has created. The sense of horror and dread is palpable, while Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson and all of the actors involved are thoroughly believable and complex. The physical and visual special effects are also startling to behold.
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stephen fitzgerald
March 2, 2020
Seen in cinema it was hard to find a showing but in my opinion it's a very good film but I'd like to buy but if ya not shore give it a rent and see for your self. A HP. Lovecraft story
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